Cause Of White Slimy Cough And Greenish Yellowish Cold Runny Nose For A Month?
I want to ask, I have been coughing for more than a month and when I sneeze and cough out white mucus, usually when mucus when coughing and colds are greenish yellow. When I check my sputum negative for tuberculosis, then I go to the doctor and see the white mucus from high stomach acid, is that really?
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Basically the color of mucus is not very reliable to ensure the etiology or cause of cough. Phlegm cough that occurs up to a month can be caused by several possibilities, including:
lung infection by atypical microorganisms
allergic or irritation of the airways
side effects of certain drugs (for example high blood pressure ACE inhibitors)
GERD or stomach acid disease
It is true that coughing can also be caused by stomach acid disease, however, other examinations should also be done to ensure that your cough is not caused by certain diseases of the respiratory tract. Carry out an examination with an internist for further evaluation and management if the treatment your doctor gave you yesterday has not succeeded in overcoming your cough or if you are experiencing worsening of symptoms to shortness of breath.
Meanwhile, you can try to pay further attention to whether there are certain things that trigger the appearance of your cough (for example, you cough worse at night or morning, you cough when exposed to dust, you cough when exposed to cold air, etc.) . If there really is something that triggers a cough and you can avoid it, try to avoid the trigger.
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